Arlington, VA - Marymount University has named Alphonso V. Diaz to be the new treasurer and vice president for financial affairs. He will take office June 1, 2014.
Al Diaz is currently treasurer and executive vice president for business and finance at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Over the past four years, he has overseen Purdue’s nearly $2.4 billion annual operating budget, helping guide the university through economic challenges to meet its strategic goals. He will remain in that position until joining Marymount.
Previously, Diaz was vice chancellor for administration at the University of California at Riverside. His earlier career was with NASA, where he managed a $3 billion budget as director of the Goddard Space Flight Center and then a $5.5 billion budget as associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.
Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank stated, “Al Diaz brings a wealth of experience to Marymount and will be a key member of our leadership team as we work together to achieve our vision for the university.”
Diaz holds a bachelor's degree in physics from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in physics from Old Dominion University. He also has a master's degree in management from MIT.
Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university, serving approximately 3,500 students through a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located adjacent to the nation’s capital, the university has a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective.